Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur

Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur

I am witnessing a phenomenon. It seems as though a growing group women entrepreneurs all around the world has discovered the secret to success and happiness in both their lives and careers. It's almost as though there is a hidden, underground world of power playing females who have all cracked a magical code: they think positively, they support one another, and they truly...

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Title:Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur
Author:Cara Alwill Leyba
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Edition Language:English

Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur Reviews

  • Sarah Churchill

    Seriously enjoyed this. I'm on a bit of a self development drive at the moment and reading as many books like this as I can, but this is one of my favourites by far. Maybe because it's written by a woman specifically for women, but it's just so empowering, and... nice!

    I've made a major shift in my life over the past year, distancing myself from people who bring me down, turning away from bitchiness and gossip and not engaging with haters. Instead I've surrounded myself with positive influences

    Seriously enjoyed this. I'm on a bit of a self development drive at the moment and reading as many books like this as I can, but this is one of my favourites by far. Maybe because it's written by a woman specifically for women, but it's just so empowering, and... nice!

    I've made a major shift in my life over the past year, distancing myself from people who bring me down, turning away from bitchiness and gossip and not engaging with haters. Instead I've surrounded myself with positive influences who support and encourage me, inspiring me every day to work harder and be a better me. I can't explain how much happier I am!

    This book is geared towards female entrepreneurs or business women, and having been in an industry where women work together and SHARE without competition or judgement for the past year I can tell you that this book is right. We can be so much more when we work together.

    For non-entrepreneurs I do think it still applies though, it offers a lot of ideas on how to treat and be treated, attitudes and mindset, facing fears and being your own inspiration.

    Only small criticism from me is the interviews that end each cjapter; they just got a bit repetitive for me. But otherwise I really enjoyed it and I LOVE the message.

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)

    I've been wanting to get back into reading business books, and this was a great one. I've been a big fan of Cara for a long time but this was the first book of hers that I've read. I can't wait to pick up more from her! This book was really inspiring and made me want to reach out to all of the incredible women I know. I see myself reading it many more times in the future.

  • Temi Panayotova

    Somewhat inspirational...

  • Mirkat

    I was torn about whether to give this book two stars or three, so I split the difference and went with 2.5*.  As suggested in my title, I had mixed feelings on this one.  I am a sucker for "cooperation instead of competition."  I am all for being supportive of others, inspired instead of envious.  I think the advice to create something that doesn't exist but that you wish did is a great concept.  But I get skittish about the buzzspeak on "limitless luxe"; that if you

    I was torn about whether to give this book two stars or three, so I split the difference and went with 2.5*.  As suggested in my title, I had mixed feelings on this one.  I am a sucker for "cooperation instead of competition."  I am all for being supportive of others, inspired instead of envious.  I think the advice to create something that doesn't exist but that you wish did is a great concept.  But I get skittish about the buzzspeak on "limitless luxe"; that if you just tap into the abundance of the universe and let that universe know all the awesome stuff you want in your life, that benevolent universe will send it to you.  The "law of attraction" thing.  I haven't read The Secret, but apparently it can be credited/blamed for popularizing this concept.  Here is a quote from the article "‘The Secret’ Law of Attraction Doesn’t Work: Here’s Proof":

     

    That's what troubles me about this philosophy:  if you want things hard enough, you'll get them; if you don't get what you want, you must not have wanted hard enough/the right way, and if bad things happen in your life, you must have attracted those bad things with your bad, bad thoughts.  It also strikes me as an extremely privileged perspective.

     

    The other troubling message I think someone might pick up from this book is that everyone needs to be an entrepreneur.  As if being an employee somewhere is at odds with self-actualization.  And I'm not saying that entrepreneurship can't be a great path, but not everyone should pursue it.  Yes, everyone has a unique perspective and singular skills of their own, but this doesn't translate into running a business for everyone.

     

    And maybe I'm getting old and cranky, but the cutesy hashtag speak makes me cringe:  all the "girlboss" and "mompreneur" type lingo.

     

    Having said all that, I do appreciate the value of establishing support networks, of giving as well as getting support.  And the interviews included do provide some inspiring stories (but why must the author keep asking her interviewees for their "personal mission statement"?).

     

    This audiobook was only three hours and forty-six minutes long, so I expect the text version would be a quick one-sitting read for someone seeking a female-empowerment message.  Maybe pick it up in your library and leaf through a bit to see if this would hold value for you.

  • Lesley

    I actually returned this to Audible. I found that I couldn't relate to it at all, the Chanel purses, the glitter, the magazine cover beauty talk... Not for me at all and I found the interviews with the Girl Bosses pretty cheesy.

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